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Three sought in Texas homeless center felony theft

| Nov 14, 2018 | Criminal Defense |

There are few things in life that can make one feel more vulnerable and dependent than being homeless. The homeless situation in Texas and across the country is a very serious, ongoing problem. There are people who have dedicated their lives to helping those who don’t have a home of their own. Although the job is very rewarding, there are times when it has its drawbacks as well. A man who runs a homeless center in Texas is experiencing some of the strains of the job after the felony theft of about $15,000 in electronics from his center by one of the men he was helping.

The homeless center is a nonprofit organization designed to give the homeless the tools they need to get back on their feet. It is a faith-based place where they can look for jobs, take computer classes and perform other tasks that can help them get off the streets. Lately, the center was also allowing a homeless man to stay there due to the recent cold weather. That decision seems to have backfired. The man is now a suspect in a burglary that occurred there Saturday night.

Surveillance footage appears to show the homeless man and two others going in and out of the building repeatedly for over three hours as they burglarized the nonprofit organization Saturday night. The trio focused on electronics, reportedly stealing laptops, televisions, sound equipment and more. The suspects worked methodically, apparently unaware that their images were being clearly captured on surveillance equipment. The homeless center has filed a police report. No arrests have yet been made, although the identity of the one suspect is known.

Life can be hard for everyone at times. Desperation can cause one to do things he or she wouldn’t normally do. Sometimes, one bad choice can have devastating life-long consequences. For those who find themselves facing a felony charge for bad decisions made out of desperation, an experienced Texas defense attorney can help get their lives back on track. By presenting a strong defense, one can improve his or her chances of a positive outcome so his or her future isn’t compromised by one bad decision.